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My mom once told me that if i sucked my thumb then after a little while the devil would come and take it away.I never believed her but once when i was very sick the doctor gave me a tablet and after a while i saw the devil on my finger and i fanted.later on my mother said it was the tablet that made me hallucinate

Taz man!!!!
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I used to believe that while I was sucking my thumb I could make it taste like anything that I could imagine, if I just thought hard enough. I remember sitting in front of the TV watching Saturday morning cartoons, with my blanket in my lap, sucking my thumb and how it made my spit taste wonderfully like orange juice and chocolate and black cherry jello and all the other nice things I could think of. It was an incredible epiphany and I felt very powerful. I started to wonder if I could do other things that way too, like flying or turning invisible.

I could hardly wait for my parents to wake up so that I could astonish them with my discovery. It would change the world -- if everyone realized this was possible, no one would have to starve to death ever again. They could just be perfectly happy by sucking their own thumb.

Liz Henry
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My mother used to tell me that if I didn't stop sucking my thumb it would turn green. I don't think I believed her and I didn't think it sounded so bad anyway. One night when I was maybe 2 years old, my mother snuck in my room and painted my thumb green with food coloring. I can still remember looking at it when I was sitting outside on my swing. I wasn't particularly upset about it and I think I put it in my mouth one more time just to make sure...but it just didn't seem right after that. My mother said I never sucked my thumb again from that day on.

Bonnie
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my brother stopped me sucking my thumb by telling me the scissor man would come and cut it off
he was evil

Anon
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My Mum tried everything to stop my thumb sucking. One tactic was the "it'll get smaller". So I kept checking my thumbs and the one I suck was (and still is) longer than the other. That idea proved wrong she tried to have me believe I would get buck teeth. The older I got the more my teeth stuck out and it looked like she was right. Then At 12 years old I was at the othadontists to have a brace fitted (to correct my buck teeth). My mother grabbed the opportunity and said "Her teeth stick out because she sucks her thumb don't they?" "No!" was the reply, "It's because her jaw is too small!"

Ha!

I am now 29 and occaisionally still suck my thumb.

Julia
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everyone used to tell my sister that if she sucked on her thumb her teeth would end up so crooked that braces couldnt fix them- she hasnt put her thumb in her mouth since

newman
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My mum once told me that if I sucked my thumb it would shrink, so when I saw this girl at school (who always sucked her thumb) she burst into tears.
Niether of us sucked our thumbs ever again!

little devil
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My dad was at a ballpark and he had a little girl sitting beside him (not me). The little girl was sucking her thumb and asked where his thumb was (he had recently chopped it off with a saw). My dad replied, "I sucked it off." The litle girl immediatly took her thumb out of her mouth. Her father was sitting behind her, and said, "Thank you!" Later that month my father ran into the man at the grocery store. He said that his daughter hadn't sucked her thumb since.

MaBl
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When I was little I sucked my thumb until I went to the dentist and he told me that if I didn't stop, I'd have front teeth like Bugs Bunny. I believed him, and stopped sucking my thumb.

Darby
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When my parents told me that my thumb would fall off it I kept sucking it...I NEVER believed it. In fact I kept sucking it and it never fell off. I did keep looking at it to see if it was getting thinner though.

Jaybee
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My Great Nan told me of a girl who sucked her thumb until there was only a bone left - I quickly switched preferred thumb from my right to left, so that I would still be able to write even if my left thumb was sucked to the bone!

S
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I was told when I was little that if I sucked my thumb the hair on it would keep growing and growing until my thumb was covered in hair like Cousin It and then I would cough up hairballs like my cats. Scared me straight! I mean who wants cousin it for a thumb? hehe

Anon
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When I was about 3 or 4 my mom told me if I suck my thumb I will wake up one day and it will taste really bad since it will start rotting and will soon fall off if I keep sucking it. I awoke one morning with an awful burning. Drinking water only made it hotter. Mom told me it was starting to rot. I never sucked it again. I now know it hot pepper she put on me.

justme
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Everybody in my family used to tell me that if I kept sucking my thumb, it would shrink and all that would be left is a tiny little nub. From that day on until I was about 10, I compared my thumbs every morning.

Abbe
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I was a devout thumbsucker for many years. Needless to say, my mother hated this and tried everything to get me to stop. When rubbing pepper and vinegar and all sorts of other nasty things on my thumb didn't work she resorted to telling me all sorts of horrible stories. Once she told me that if I didn't stop sucking my thumb I would grow up to have a horse face (big mouth and buck teeth). It scared me stiff, but I didn't stop sucking my thumb. I would just suck my thumb and cry about the ugly face I was bound to have. Finally my father broke down and told me that nothing like that would happen. Thanks Dad!

lil' lyssa
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When I was little, my mom said: If you donīt stop sucking your thumb, I cut it off with my scissor. I donīt hear about that and next day she caught me sucking my thumb when I watched tv. Thumb out, she said, but I wonīt so she ran in the kitchen and came back with her scissor. She pulled my thumb out of my mouth and put it in the scissor. So I cried an said please donīt cut my thumb off. She removed the scissor. And so I stopped sucking my thumb

Andy
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When I was little, I sucked my thumb. To get me to stop, my father showed me HIS thumbs, side by side, and said "See how this one's shorter? that's the thumb I sucked. If you don't want to have a short thumb, you'd better stop sucking it." I did, and both thumbs are now the same size.

I've used this on all three of my children, with great results. ROFL

Matt in Santa Clarita
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My cousin had a problem with sucking her thumb. My Father told her that if she sucked her thumb for too long, that her face would turn inside out.

Veshka
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WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY I USED TO BELIEVE THAT IF I DIDN'T SUCK MY THUMB THAT MY FAT SMELLY SISTER WOULD BITE IT OFF. THIS SOUNDS REALLY STUPID BUT I SUCKED MY THUMB UNTIL I WAS IN THE 10TH GRADE.

PETER BENDZA 04'
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I sucked my thumb until first grade or so - a big part of what made me stop was that my Mom told me that, if I kept sucking my thumb, I would end up looking like Freddie Mercury. I was probably the only first grader who knew who Freddie Mercury was and I was petrified of looking like him.

Devon
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